With Storm Jonas wreaking havoc across the US over the past weekend, most citizens decided to batten down the hatches and keep indoors. However, one entrepreneurial man saw an opportunity to turn the snow in his back yard into dollar bills.
Patrick Horton of Brooklyn, New York, decided to build an igloo in his back garden which he then attempted to rent out on Airbnb for the not-that-reasonable rate of $200 a night.
Horton felt inspired to create the space with the hopes that it might attract a Tinder date looking to try out a unique experience.
"We figured someone might want to take their Tinder date there and would be willing to pay for it. How many girls could say that they were taken on a date in an urban igloo? Not many."
The space wasn't built to be too big, in fact, it would barely fit two people, but it did offer the scenic view of Horton's back garden.
It didn't take long for Airbnb to shut his idea down but he's not ready to give up just yet. He's considering moving the listing over to Craigslist and offering to throw in a bottle of wine and some mood music in order to sweeten the deal. If nothing else he's hoping his new found internet notoriety will somehow help him pay his bills.
— Patrick M. Horton (@patrickmhorton) January 26, 2016